Updated Dining Room Tour

The first time I shared our dining room was back in October of 2012. Since then the room has seen quite a few changes and I thought it was time to share some new pictures with you. I am also in the process of updating my home tour, so over the next month you will see a few familiar spaces, with an update or two. 

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The first big change to the dining room was moving the hutch to the back wall. I’m not sure why I didn’t place it there in the first place because I think it looks so much. The downside was I then had big empty wall staring at me. We had been wanting to add a buffet for entertaining and this would now be the perfect spot.

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

I spent several months searching for just the right piece of furniture that would work in the room and at the right price. I was so excited to find this one which you can read all about here.  The mirror was another piece that took a long time to find. I wanted something wood and it needed to be big to fill the space, but I did not want to spend a ton of money. Just as I was about to give up I found this beautiful mirror at a local antique/consignment shop for $50.

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The accessories are all pretty much the same just moved around a bit.

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The candlesticks on the table used to be silver and were in the family room. I simply gave them a new look with some gold rub n buff.

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

My favorite new accessory and big splurge were the buffet lamps that I purchased from Ballard Designs which you can find here. I did save some money by waiting until they were offering 15% off and free shipping. I am in love with the cheetah print and the lamps are the perfect height and size to not overpower the table.

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

The Endearing Home - Dining Room

 The only thing I would still love to add to our dining room is a crystal chandelier. Something big, fabulous and sparkly! So far everything I have found has been way out of my budget, so the hunt continues… 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Lowes: Valspar paint (wall color Carolina Inn Brass, curtain rods, plant, rug

Rooms to Go: Table, chairs, buffet (purchased over 10 years ago)

The Perfect Piece (consignment store in Cary, NC): Buffet

Raleigh Furniture Gallery: Mirror

Ballard Designs: Buffet lamps and cheetah lampshades, chandelier, chandelier shades, chair cushions

Home Goods: White dishes, ceramic vase, dried floral, small lamp

Steinmart: Demijohn

Shops at Baileywick (Raleigh): Burlap table runner

Hobby Lobby: Faux flowers, metal wall decor

Old Time Pottery: Candlesticks

Pottery Barn: Curtains

Ebay: North Carolina map

Kirklands: Frame (for map)Home Goods

Southern Living at Home: Wall candle sconces

Hemisphere’s: Wall art set

Weir’s: Wood cabinet

Windwood Antique: Cardinal painting



  1. How luvly Lauren. Everything is so pretty as usual. Just luv you style!
    Happy new week.

  2. Beautiful Lauren. This makes me want to paint the base of my dining room table white.

  3. What a pretty dining room — it must be a real pleasure to have dinner there.

  4. Traci RUDAKAS says:

    I have been following your lovely blog for a bit now. I wanted to tell you are taste is so similar it’s funny. So much of your decor is in my home already. Down to the buffalo check curtains. So keep posting. I am enjoying each and everyone! Thanks!

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for telling where EVERYTHING came from! That’s my favorite part is to see where people buy things! I’m intrigued by the rug from Lowe’s. I stress so much over rugs (because I have a dog who is a senior citizen and has accidents from time to time). So although I love beautiful expensive orientals, it just doesn’t seem practical. I’ll go look there.

  6. Such a beautiful room! I love the soft colors. Such a welcoming space!

  7. Jeanette Price says:

    Your dining room is beautiful Lauren. I too love the cheetah/leopard print. Just a thought here but they have these nice faux crystals at Hobby Lobby that have little magnets on them. Maybe you can use some of these to give your chande a little bling until you find what your looking for. They have a variety of shapes and sizes. I have a few myself

  8. Such a lovely room! Beautiful design!~~Angela

  9. Hi, Lauren! I noticed your chandy right away. I have something really similar (I won a giveaway to a lighting place that paid for most of it. Yay!). The black iron matches the base of my dining table. Anyway, the candle sticks on it are only about 2 inches high, and then the bulb. I’ve wanted to get shades but I just don’t know where to get the taller candlesticks. Hmmm…

    I love your new arrangement, your table and hutch are just beautiful! The trestle table as a buffet is gorgeous, my hubby just got one to use as a desk at our lakehouse. They are really gaining in popularity and I bet the prices will go up, too. I was also admiring your table runner, it looks handmade, and the candles on the table. I just love everything! :)


  10. I’m loving your tour. I come back to your blog often to check for updates and to indulge in your posts. I simply love your style. I dying to see your living room that you got inspriation form the book store. Patiently waiting…..

    ~ Lisa from FROZEN Indiana ~

    • Thanks so much Lisa, will be sharing soon! Hope you get a break from all the snow this week, it has been such a cold winter, I am so ready for Spring!

  11. Jane Turoczy says:

    Quick tip that I found useful was to use black zip ties to attach cords or wires to legs of dark furniture so they will not show. You can hide the lamp’s cords on your console table.

    You have a beautiful home !

    • Thank you so much Jane! I really appreciate your idea to hide the lamp cords, they were driving me crazy but I couldn’t figure out what to do. You are awesome!


  13. wow we so have similar taste I have the same curtains from country curtains but in the austrian valance and the pillows. My color scheme is butter yellow, black, brown, cinnamon reds thru my whole house so it makes it fun to move items around to re-decorate without spending money. Huge fan of white kitchen cupboards!!!

  14. Beth Beard says:

    Gorgeous! I have been looking for drapes like yours. I wonder if you remember the name? I didn’t find them at Pottery Barn. Thanks you, Beth

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